VIENNA, Virginia, July 19, 2011 – Today D3 Systems announced the hiring of four highly qualified researchers to support our growing business. The breadth of experience and education that these individuals possess will assist D3 in upholding the exciting mission of the company and will expand our resources to better serve D3’s clients.
Amanda Bajkowski, Senior Research Analyst
Ms. Bajkowski has more than seven years of quantitative and qualitative research experience, including high level congressional, gubernatorial, corporate and international projects. She comes to D3 from Public Opinion Strategies in Alexandria where she has worked on a variety of projects, including face-to-face interview team training in Iraq, and numerous CATI polling projects. As a trained focus group moderator she also brings invaluable insight on qualitative research. Her work product has been presented directly across a spectrum of industries including international groups, committees of national parties, and elected officials at federal, state and local levels. Amanda is looking forward to the challenge of conducting research across a global range of D3 target markets.
Brian Kirchhoff, Senior Research Analyst
Mr. Kirchhoff brings six years of experience conducting public opinion surveys and media research both domestically and internationally, with Gallup, Inc. He has spent extended periods of time in Baghdad, Iraq, handling research operations, logistics, and foreign personnel management. He also managed domestic consulting projects, survey research studies, and focus groups for a variety of clients, primarily in the government and defense arenas. Brian finds work with global polling projects in challenging locations to be very rewarding, and is looking forward to collaborating on such projects with the D3 team.
Benjamin Stevenson, Research Analyst
Mr. Stevenson recently completed a master’s degree in Middle East politics and an honors certificate in international business diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Ben worked for a number of government agencies and defense contractors in the Washington area (including the State Department) during his degree program, gaining experience in the fields of public diplomacy, international development and business strategy. Ben first encountered the challenges and rewards of survey research in developing countries as an undergraduate studying abroad in Morocco in 2008. Participating in a program on international migration, he conducted an independent study surveying potential migrants outside European consulates in Rabat. At D3 Systems, Ben will provide increased insight into the complex challenges of the Middle East region and the developing world in general.
Timothy Van Blarcom, Junior Statistician
Mr. Van Blarcom recently graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Statistics and Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. While earning his degrees, Tim also worked for the Department of Transportation Services on campus where he collected and organized ridership data, as well as campus wide surveys about transportation services. He is excited to help D3 pursue its mission through providing statistical support to our teams, while learning first-hand about survey methodology and advanced sampling design.
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Contact: Kristin Anderson